The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during September totalled 58,100, which is 7,400 less than in September last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in September amounted to 103,000, which is 18,500 less than a year ago. A total of 8,700 of these vacancies were filled during September, 3,700 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 43,800 vacancies were closed for applications because the application period had ended or because there was a sufficient number applicants. In addition, a total of 2,800 vacancies were cancelled and 1,400 vacancies could not be filled. The number of vacancies remaining unfilled at the end of September was 47,900, down 10,800 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had decreased for eight occupational groups. The number of new vacancies had decreased the most in the groups of service and sales personnel (-2,200), construction, repair and manufacturing workers (-1,800) office and customer service workers (-1,200) and process and transport workers (-1,100). The number of new vacancies had increased in the group of technicians and associate professionals (60) and in the category ‘unknown’ (30).